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Covert Human Intelligence Sources: Code of Practice

DescriptionIssued by the Scottish Ministers under section 24(1) of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Scotland) Act 2000
ISBN0-7559-2333-2
Official Print Publication Date
Website Publication DateMarch 12, 2003

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COVERT HUMAN INTELLIGENCE SOURCES:
CODE OF PRACTICE

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Contents

Chapter 1: General
Chapter 2: Relationship With The Uk Regulation Of Investigatory Powers Act 2000
Chapter 3: General Rules On Authorisations
Chapter 4: Special Rules On Authorisations
Chapter 5: Authorisation Procedures For Covert Human Intelligence Sources
Chapter 6: Oversight By Commissioners
Chapter 7: Complaints
Annex A: Authorisation Levels When Knowledge Of Confidential Information Is Likely To Be Acquired Or When A Vulnerable Individual Or Juvenile Is To Be Used As A Source

CODE OF PRACTICE

This code is issued by the Scottish Ministers under section 24(1) of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Scotland) Act 2000 relating to the exercise and performance of the powers and duties that are conferred or imposed by or under the Act.

Commencement

This code applies to every authorisation of the use or conduct by public authorities of covert human intelligence sources carried out under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Scotland) Act 2000 which begins on or after the day on which this code comes into effect.